World News

Massive fire destroys half of Burlington meat processing facility

Massive fire destroys half of Burlington meat processing facility

Firefighters are battling a multiple-alarm fire at a meat processing plant in Burlington, near the Queen Elizabeth Way and Appleby Line.

The blaze at 4480 Paletta Ct., on the southwest corner of Appleby Line near the South Service Road, began around 4:10 p.m. and was still raging past 7 p.m.

According to officials, at one point during the fire, the east wing of the building was fully engulfed in flames.

Fourteen firefighting units and 40 firefighters were on the scene at its height with assistance provided by the Oakville and Hamilton fire departments, including aerial ladder trucks.

More news: Ed Sheeran Beats out Drake and The Weekend

"We ask that residents travel safely, as smoke is thick near the fire location and traffic is heavy", a statement released by Burlington Fire said.

The cause and damage have yet to be determined.

"The Ontario Fire Marshal's Office will be attending tomorrow to proceed with the investigation, but I think it will be quite some time before we're able to establish what happened".


  • United Nations  political chief meets North Korean vice foreign minister

    United Nations political chief meets North Korean vice foreign minister

    President Donald Trump, meanwhile, have traded insults and engaged in escalating rhetoric in recent months. It may take a while to find out exactly what is being discussed during Jeffrey Feltman's visit this week.
    U.S.  imposes travel restrictions for those 'undermining democracy' in Cambodia

    U.S. imposes travel restrictions for those 'undermining democracy' in Cambodia

    Sam Rainsy has been in self-imposed exile since late 2015 to avoid a deferred two-year prison sentence for criminal defamation. In response, the State Department will restrict entry to "those individuals involved in undermining democracy in Cambodia".
    Iraq demands USA  backtrack on Jerusalem, summons ambassador

    Iraq demands USA backtrack on Jerusalem, summons ambassador

    The U.S.is leading an global coalition helping Iraq fight Islamic State and has provided key air and ground support. Though made up of Iraqis, it is loyal to Iran and is helping Tehran create a supply route through Iraq to Damascus.
  • Yahoo's parent company sues Mozilla for breach of contract

    Yahoo's parent company sues Mozilla for breach of contract

    The terms of our contract are clear and our post-termination rights under our contract with Yahoo should continue to be enforced. Mozilla and Yahoo have filed complaints against each other regarding the use of Yahoo as Firefox's default search engine.

    China's financial system harbours "large risks", says International Monetary Fund

    But it said it did not go along with all of the findings and that the stress tests "do not fully reflect the whole picture". Increasing capital would enhance the resilience and credibility of the financial system, as well as reassure markets.

    Xiaomi seeks bank pitches for 2018 IPO

    Xiaomi was once crowned as the most valuable startup, in fact, the company was hailed as a tech unicorn once it breached the $1 Billion mark.
  • Paul Hornung Award victor  is Saquon Barkley

    Paul Hornung Award victor is Saquon Barkley

    The award - named after 1956 Heisman Trophy victor and Notre Dame quarterback Paul Hornung - has been doled out since 2010. I couldn't be more proud of Saquon and everything he has accomplished at Penn State. "But me, I will play in a bowl game".
    Chikte takes India to semis

    Chikte takes India to semis

    England and Germany will meet Argentina and Netherlands respectively in the quarterfinal matches tomorrow. Four minutes later, it was doubled, thanks to a ferocious penalty corner flick from Harmanpreet Singh.

    S&P Software & Srvs ETF SPDR (XSW): SuperTrend Above Stock Price

    Since it is time and price based it is not adept at measuring the actual strength of a trend, merely its direction and duration. Employing the use of the moving average for technical equity analysis is still highly popular among traders and investors.
  • Wall Street Analysts Forecast -2.4% on The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE:SCHW)

    Keefe Bruyette & Woods initiated The Charles Schwab Corporation (NYSE: SCHW ) on Thursday, December 8 with "Outperform" rating. By taking a look at the stock's current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility.
    'Oh Dustin' ... Hoffman publicly questioned on harassment claim

    'Oh Dustin' ... Hoffman publicly questioned on harassment claim

    The conversation grew increasingly angry as it wore on. "You weren't there", Hoffman said to Oliver about the "Salesman" set. Despite other members of the panel, and a few members of the audience asking Oliver to "move on" from the conversation.
    Bitcoin breaks $12000 and shows no sign of stopping

    Bitcoin breaks $12000 and shows no sign of stopping

    Close to the launch of bitcoin futures by CME Group and other exciting news, the "people's currency" is going through the roof. As of this writing, Bitcoin is now trading at $13,128, a gain of over 13% in less than 24 hours.